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Montgomery College Secures $32,000 Gift for Business Student Scholarships

Sandy Spring Bank to Support Macklin Business Institute Honors Program Students in Need

Montgomery College recently received a gift commitment of $32,000 from Sandy Spring Bank to provide scholarships for students with financial need participating in the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Business Institute (MBI) honors program. The fund will provide four scholarships during the next two academic years, starting in fall 2010, for MBI students interested in pursuing careers in business-related fields.

The MBI honors program provides a business honors education to Montgomery College’s top business students. Founded in 1999, more than 150 students have graduated from the program and transferred to some of the country’s top four-year universities, including Columbia University, New York University, Georgetown University and the University of Maryland.

“Sandy Spring Bank has been a generous supporter of Montgomery College’s students,” said Dr. Hercules Pinkney, interim president. “This new gift will help strengthen the Macklin Business Institute honors program and ensure that students with financial need and high academic standing can receive an honors business education.”

Founded more than 140 years ago, Sandy Spring Bank is one of the oldest banks in Maryland and has a rich history of community support and involvement. The bank is committed to making the communities it serves a better place to live, work and raise a family.

“Sandy Spring Bank and Montgomery College share a passion for serving our community,” said Daniel J. Schrider, president and chief executive officer of Sandy Spring Bank, “The College’s Macklin Business Institute Honors Program is educating students who may well be the future business leaders of Montgomery County and the greater Washington, D.C. area. We feel that providing scholarship support is an important investment in our community.”

For more information about the Macklin Business Institute at Montgomery College, contact Stephen Lang at 240-567-1707 or visit

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